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201 South Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-8771
Fax: (541) 482-2172
Contact: Rebecca Sullivan, Office Manager
Email: 
Class of 2018 Graduation

Class of 2018 Graduation Letter

Dear Class of 2018 Families: 
The big day is almost here! We are making preparations for Graduation on Friday, June 1 at 6:30 PM in Lithia Park. Rehearsal begins promptly at 9:00 AM on June I at the Lithia Park Bandshell. All graduates participating in the ceremony are required to attend and they should bring their caps and gowns. We ask that you notify the office right away if you do not intend to participate in the graduation ceremony. After rehearsal, all students will board a bus headed to an elementary school where they will go and do a scholar parade through the halls. This is inspiring for our elementary students and meaningful for our graduates and the elementary teachers. They will return on the bus to Lithia Park by 12PM.
 
All graduates must begin lining up prior to the ceremony at 5:30 PM wearing their caps and gowns. Caps and gowns may not be decorated; shorts are not permitted. Suitable attire includes a dress or a skirt/slacks with a nice shirt. Choose your footwear carefully so that you can walk comfortably on the uneven terrain. The Class of 2018 will begin their processional at 6:15 PM. 

Outstanding fees and fines must be paid by May 31. In addition, students must return all library books and textbooks to the Textbook Depository after final exams. Remember, students will not be allowed to walk at graduation if they have not returned all books, uniforms and paid their outstanding fees and fines. We ask that lockers be cleaned out by 4:00 PM on May 31. Items left in lockers or in lost and found will be disposed of or donated. 

Seating: There will not be any chairs set up by AHS on the lawn. Families choosing to watch graduation from the lawn area in front of the BandsheU must bring their own blankets and low-profile chairs (think Britt Festival). Blankets and chairs will be allowed on the lawn beginning at 5:00 PM. A security guard will remove anything placed on the lawn prior to 5:00 PM. We will provide chairs only  for elderly or disabled patrons. The chairs will be located on the street (closed to traffic) and along the wheelchair-accessible ramps. 

Our Professional photographer will start posting Graduation 2018 photos within 72 hours. In order to preserve everyone's view, we will rope off the area in front of our graduates. We will designate a photo area on one side of the stage for those parents who want to take a quick photo of their graduate and then return to their seats. 
  • Official Photographer Larry Stauth (Rock Solid Photography) will be present at rehearsal as well as graduation and will take photographs of each student receiving his or her diploma. Photos will be uploaded throughout the days following the Ceremony. They may be viewed and purchased at http://rocksolidgallery.com/. Photos will be uploaded in order of the diplomas received. If you do not see your photos, and wish to inquire, please provide as many details as possible to aid in locating your student, as not all of the Graduates are known by name only. It also helps if you note which side of the stage you were seated on and other people who were in your row, especially if you see their photo posted already.
  • He will also be available prior to the ceremony for group, posed or family photos. Contact ljstauth@cha1ter.net or find us on Facebook as RockSolidPhoto for more information. 
Inclement Weather: In the unlikely event of a torrential downpour, we will move the ceremony to the AHS Gym. If a change of venue occurs, a notice will appear on our website and will also be sent via phone on the emergency alert system to all AHS families. 

Schedule for Friday, June 1: 

 
9:00-11 :00 AM                                         Mandatory graduation rehearsal for seniors at the Lithia Park Bandshell
11 :00 - 12:00 PM Scholar Parade 
12:00 PM  Dismissed
5:00 PM  Place blankets and low-profile chairs on the lawn 
Any chairs/blankets/items placed before 5:00 PM will be removed. 
5:15 PM Preshow entertainment begins 
5:30 PM Graduates arrive at Lithia Park and line up 
6:15 PM Processional begins
6:30-8:30 PM Graduation Ceremony 
10:00-11:00 PM Students arrive at the AHS Theater Lobby to check in for Senior All-Night
4:30-5:00 AM Students arrive back at AHS from Senior All Night


Please direct all questions to our Main Office Secretary, Deb Falk, at Debra.Falk@ashland.kl2.or.us or 541-482-8771 ext. 2100. 
I look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates with you. 
Best, 

Erika Bare 


 


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